KANSAS City For the second week in a row, a frustrated Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs had to “talk the referee,” this time after an offside call on wide receiver Kadarius Toney negated an epic completion against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
The penalty wiped out a 49-yard touchdown that included a full-field lateral pass from tight end Travis Kelce to Toney. The play would have given the Chiefs the lead with just over a minute left.
Instead, they fumbled the ball up the field after the penalty and suffered their second straight loss, 17-20.
Patrick Mahomes said a wide receiver is usually warned before receiving an offside penalty. He said Toney was never warned.
“I played seven years, and I’ve never been warned about an offensive offside,” Patrick Mahomes said. “This is elementary school stuff we’re talking about.” There was no warning throughout the game. So do you wait until there’s a minute left in the game to make a call like that? It is difficult. Speechless. It is difficult. Regardless of whether we win or lose, it’s the end of another game, and we’re already talking about the referees. It’s just not what we want for the NFL and football.
“What you want as a competitor is to train all week, go out and win, and you want it to be about your team and this team and you see what happens. “You don’t want to talk about these things after the game.”I’m not worried about whether there was a penalty against the next player or whatever. I want to go out and play, then see what happens in the end, see what the result is, and then I can live with the results.”
Patrick Mahomes was visibly upset on the sidelines and yelled at the officials about the call as the Bills ran out the game clock after recovering the ball. He said he asked three different referees about the call and never received an answer.
In a post-game report, referee Carl Cheffers said referee Mike Carr saw Toney lined up in an incorrect position.
“Ultimately, they are responsible for where they position themselves,” Cheffers said. “A warning is not necessary, especially if they are so far forward offside that they block our view of the ball.”
“We would warn them if they were nearby, but this case is more than a warning.”
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid also noted that neither he nor any of the Chiefs receivers were warned about his players being offside and said the penalty was “a little embarrassing that this happened in the National Football League.”
The work of the referees was also a topic of discussion in the Chiefs’ locker room after last week’s 27-19 loss to the Green Bay Packers, as an apparent pass interference penalty was called against the defensive lineman catching wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling Kansas City covered and was not penalized in the final moments of the game.
“For a guy like Travis to make a play like that…who knows if we’ll win, but I know as fans you want to see the guys on the field decide the game and that’s why I didn’t say anything last week.” the punishment.” “Andy Reid said this on Sunday. “They didn’t punish Marquez. They are people. You make mistakes. But every week we talk about something.”
However, Patrick Mahomes called Kelce’s game “a legendary moment.”
“This is something only a few people in this world would think about,” he said. “For him to make that play in that moment, catch the ball, make a couple guys miss tackles, throw the ball down the field to another guy and score a touchdown in that moment, I hope they do (the game) will show if. “He’s going to the Hall of Fame because that’s a legendary moment that we really didn’t get to witness.”